He had alcohol, cocaine and marijuana in his system at the time of the accident.
The Correctional Service of Canada and the RCMP opposed Fenton’s offer to return to an unspecified location on Vancouver Island, highlighting the potential negative and violent consequences he could face.
The parole board says those concerns are supported by comments made during Fenton’s trial by the judge who said Fenton’s parents were stigmatized and vilified because of his actions and their vandalized business.
“You must not return to Vancouver Island without the prior written consent of your parole supervisor. Due to the intense level of media coverage of your offense, your return, if made public, has the potential to create a hostile, even violent public reaction, ”’the council wrote in its decision.
The council added that Fenton’s plan to open a business on Vancouver Island could be affected by a negative public reaction upon his return and cause significant emotional and financial stress.
Several special conditions were also placed on Fenton’s release, ranging from not consuming, possessing or purchasing alcohol to not contacting or interacting with friends or family members of the victim.